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Ice, fishing booms for Donner Lake

Read Part I of the series.  Donner Lake is appreciated as a beautiful gem tucked into the base of Donner Pass, a gift of nature...

Forest Service releases documentary on Chinese railroad workers

The U.S. Forest Service has released “Legacy,” a film that chronicles Chinese railroad workers’ contribution to the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad. “Legacy” can...

Honoring Chinese railroad workers

The Nevada Museum of Art presents an exhibition featuring the art of Zhi Lin through Nov. 10 as part of the 150th anniversary of...

Celebrating the Transcontinental Railroad

On May 10, 1869, 150 years ago, the Transcontinental Railroad was completed, forever changing the landscape of Truckee and Donner Summit. The railroad made...

Celebrations for the Transcontinental Railroad

Dozens of events, art exhibits, programs and tours are planned throughout the season to celebration with 150th anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad. For a complete...

Building the World’s First Transcontinental Railroad, Part V

In its effort to construct the California portion of America’s first transcontinental railway, Central Pacific Railroad struggled to conquer the Sierra Nevada. It took...

Building the World’s First Transcontinental Railroad, Part IV

This year, American train buffs are celebrating the May 10, 1869, completion of the world’s first transcontinental railroad. The 1862 Pacific Railroad Act was...

Building the World’s First Transcontinental Railroad | Part III

The United States’ Transcontinental Railroad represented a transportation revolution that stitched the country together from the Atlantic to Pacific oceans, exponentially boosting communication, migration...

Building the World’s First Transcontinental Railroad, Part II

Construction of the first Transcontinental Railroad in the 1860s was one of the great engineering feats in U.S. history; on May 10, America celebrated...

The 150th Anniversary Celebration of the Transcontinental Railroad

On May 10, 1869, 150 years ago, the Transcontinental Railroad was completed, forever changing the landscape of Truckee and Donner Summit. The railroad made...